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The formation of a persecuting society [electronic resource] : authority and deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250 /
R.I. Moore.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, c2007.
description
xii, 222 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1405129646 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781405129640 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing, c2007.
isbn
1405129646 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405129640 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Persecution (heretics, Jews, lepers, the common enemy) -- Classification -- Purity and danger -- Power and reason -- A persecuting society.
catalogue key
7923941
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-212) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
R. I. Moore is formerly of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley.
Reviews
Review Quotes
eviews of First EditionA brilliant account of medieval Europe...it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education SupplementA fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch...a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
Reviews of First Edition "A brilliant account of medieval Europe...it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement "A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch...a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
Reviews of First Edition"A brilliant account of medieval Europe...it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement"A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch...a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
Reviews of First Edition"In this brilliant account of medieval Europe ... it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement"A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch ... a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
"One of the most influential and controversial books of medieval history of the last 20 years ... The relevance of its argument today is uncanny." The GuardianPraise for the first edition:"A brilliant account of medieval Europe...it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement"A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch...a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
"One of the most influential and controversial books of medieval history of the last 20 years ... The relevance of its argument today is uncanny." The Guardian Praise for the first edition: "A brilliant account of medieval Europe...it is a pleasure to read an account that is so obviously of importance for our own societies, yet is conceived in a full international context." Times Higher Education Supplement "A fundamental work of historical sociology, as important in its way as the works of Georges Duby and Mark Bloch...a courageous and wide-ranging thesis." M. T. Clanchy, Times Literary Supplement
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Summaries
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The tenth to the thirteenth centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the Inquisition, the expropriation and mass murder of Jews, and the propagation of elaborate measures to segregate lepers from the healthy and curtail their civil rights. These were traditionally seen as distinct and separate developments, and explained in terms of the problems which their victims presented to medieval society. In this stimulating book, first published in 1987 and now widely regarded as a a classic in medieval history, R. I. Moore argues that the coincidences in the treatment of these and other minority groups cannot be explained independently, and that all are part of a pattern of persecution which now appeared for the first time to make Europe become, as it has remained, a persecuting society. In this new edition, R. I. Moore updates and extends his original argument with a new, final chapter, "A Persecuting Society". Here and in a new preface and critical bibliography, he considers the impact of a generation's research and refines his conception of the "persecuting society" accordingly, addressing criticisms of the first edition.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The 10th to the 13th centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the inquisition, and the expropriation and mass murder of Jews. This book considers the impact of a generation's research and refines the author's conception of the 'persecuting society' accordingly.
Long Description
The tenth to the thirteenth centuries in Europe saw the appearance of popular heresy and the establishment of the Inquisition, the expropriation and mass murder of Jews, and the propagation of elaborate measures to segregate lepers from the healthy and curtail their civil rights. These were traditionally seen as distinct and separate developments, and explained in terms of the problems which their victims presented to medieval society. In this stimulating book, first published in 1987 and now widely regarded as a a classic in medieval history, R. I. Moore argues that the coincidences in the treatment of these and other minority groups cannot be explained independently, and that all are part of a pattern of persecution which now appeared for the first time to make Europe become, as it has remained, a persecuting society.In this new edition, R. I. Moore updates and extends his original argument with a new, final chapter, "A Persecuting Society ." Here and in a new preface and critical bibliography, he considers the impact of a generation 's research and refines his conception of the "persecuting society" accordingly, addressing criticisms of the first edition.
Main Description
In this new edition of a classic in medieval history, R. I. Moore extends his original conception of the "persecuting society" with a new, final chapter, a new preface and critical bibliography. Addressing criticisms of the first edition, he considers the impact of a generation's research and refines his argument accordingly.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Editionp. vi
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Persecutionp. 6
Hereticsp. 11
Jewsp. 26
Lepersp. 42
The Common Enemyp. 57
Classificationp. 62
Purity and Dangerp. 94
Power and Reasonp. 117
A Persecuting Societyp. 144
Bibliographical Excursus: Debating the Persecuting Societyp. 172
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 213
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